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30-August-2021
30-August-2021

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The monument commemorates Foot Constable Albert Edward Ring who was shot and killed in March 1908.

Location

Address:Moseley Square, Glenelg, 5045
State:SA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.980222
Long: 138.511611
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Crime
Actual Event Start Date:29-March-1908
Actual Event End Date:29-March-1908

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 28th April, 1999
Front Inscription

Police Heritage Site

During the night of 29 March 1908, Foot Constable Albert Edward Ring was shot and killed in the execution of his duty while trying to reason with an armed offender, at `Miller`s Corner` at the intersection of Gordon & Partridge Streets and Jetty Road, Glenelg (approximately 500 metres east of this site).

Constable Ring was a well respected police officer who served the Glenelg community while stationed at the original 1865 Glenelg Police Station, from 9 November 1906 until his tragic death.  He is buried in the Payneham Cemetery.

"Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends"
St. John 15 : 13

This plaque commemorates his sacrifice and was jointly unveiled on Police Foundation Day, 28th April 1999, by

Mr Malcolm Hyde APM  Commissioner for Police
His Worship the Mayor Brian J Nadilo J. P.  City of Holdfast Bay

Source: MA
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